Pre-Trip Tasting: Matariki 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Hawkes Bay


We’ve been loving some New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs of late and this particular Matariki isn’t offending. But if we’re being honest (and we’re nothing if not honest), it was just a smidge “meh” for us. Citrus and mineral on the nose, this super pale, almost green Sauvignon Blanc is nicely acidic with notes of green apple and apricot, but a little on the wispy side. Overall we think it’s okay, but we also think there are better Sauvignon Blanc options at the $16.50 price point.